The Cradle Will Rock

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:30 PM

Beck Center for the Arts, Mackey Theater

Sunday, September 25, 2016
2:00 PM
Kent State University, E. Turner Stump Theatre

Corruption wherever you turn … corporate power and greed … the little guy getting crushed. The American Dream is at risk, and it’s up to the people to reclaim it. Sound familiar? The questions being so hotly debated in this election year play out with uncanny parallels in Marc Blitzstein’s legendary pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock. In the summer of 1937, his show had become so controversial that the federal government tried to shut it down just before its Broadway premiere. Terri Kent returns to direct TMTP’s annual partnership with the Musical Theatre Program at Kent State University. Don’t miss this rare chance to see an American masterwork about courage and cowardice—funny, angry, and in the end, unforgettably stirring.

Directed by Terri Kent | Music Direction by Nancy Maier | Featuring Joe Monaghan and members of the Kent State University Musical Theatre Program

This performance will begin with a brief multi-media presentation by Bill Rudman, Terri Kent and Nancy Maier. The musical itself runs 80 minutes.

Beck Center:
General: $31 | Seniors/TMTP Members: $27
Tickets available through TMTP’s Box Office.
Call 216-245-TMTP (8687) or visit

Kent State:
General: $18 | Seniors/TMTP Members: $14
Tickets available through KSU Box Office.
Call 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visit

The Cradle Will Rock is presented in part with support from The Yip Harburg Foundation.

Want to attend TMTP’s special film screening of the 1999 film? Click HERE.

Want to read Bill Rudman’s article “A Cry from the Heart for Social Justice” about Cradle? Click HERE.